Keynote Speakers and High Level Participants
Dr. Yuan Tseh Lee - Nobel Laureate
Dr. Yuan Tseh Lee, was born on 19 November 1936 in the island of Taiwan. He received his B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University in 1959. After finishing his M.S. degree at Tsinghua University, he pursued his Ph.D. thesis research at the University of California at Berkeley under the guidance of the late B.H. Mahan. In 1965, after receiving his Ph.D. degree, he began to conduct reactive scattering experiments in ion-molecule reaction as a post-doctoral fellow in Mahan’s laboratory....
Professor Geoffrey Boulton
Professor Geoffrey Boulton OBE FRS FRSE is Regius Professor of Geology Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh.
He chairs the Royal Society’s Science Policy Advice Group, was until recently a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, has been a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and is chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the University of Heidelberg. He chairs a Royal Society group that will publish a report entitled “Science as an Open Enterprise” in June 2012...
Sálvano Briceño is the Former Director of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), 2001-2011.
Following his retirement from the UN in May 2011, he was elected Chair of the Science Committee of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme of the International Council for Science (ICSU), also sponsored by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the UNISDR. His career focused on management of environmental and sustainable development programmes at the United Nations, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Government of Venezuela...
Dr. David Carlson directed the International Programme Office for the International Polar Year 2007-2008.
IPY, with more than 50,000 participants from 60 nations, provoked a wide range of geophysical, biological and social science research at a critical time for polar regions. IPY also stimulated global education, outreach and communication activities, and produced an unprecedented international and interdisciplinary array of data. Dr. Carlson has devoted more than 20 years to managing complex science programmes, starting from the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment in 1992 and 1993...
Professor Chen Hesheng
Professor Chen Hesheng, Particle physicist, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of Beijing Electron Positron Collider National Laboratory.
Professor Chen got his Bachelor degree of Nuclear physics at Peking University in 1970, and PhD of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984. He was the Director (1998-2011) of the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences...
Professor Ovid TzengProfessor Ovid Tzeng is known for his work in memory, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience.
Since 1994, he has been a fellow academician of Academia Sinica, where he has also served as Vice President. He has served on the Committee of Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science (CFRS) since 2006. He was recently invited to be a panel member of European Research Council for reviewing the advanced grant proposals in social sciences and humanities, notably for research concerning the human mind and its complexity...